Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
Ralphie Check-In form
SPACE Hertfordshire FREE online courses for ADHD/Autism/Neurodiversity
The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them
SUPPORTING LINKS WORKSHOPS
Family first magazine
Parentsafe: Keeping your children safe: online & beyond
Emotional well-being & mental health links
This is a fantastic website that has details of books, weblinks, apps, videos and contains resources around emotional / mental health
Healthy Young Minds in Herts
Young Minds – Children and Young people’s mental health charity. Filled with information and have a parents helpline
This is the website developed to support the work of the Princes and their Heads Together campaign. It is largely targeted at schools but lots of useful resources
The Mix is a young people’s website filled with info and resources on emotional and physical health.
Mood self assessment and online audio guides
NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe
Printable worksheets for teens on managing anger
Anxiety – for young people
Managing Your Worries CBT guide for young people
Anxiety in Teens
Young Minds information on anxiety
Many self help and other resources looking at anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.
Moment tracks how much time you spend on your phone each day. (Available on iOS)
SAMAPP: APPS FOR ANXIETY
Anxiety – For Parents
School anxiety of refusal
Do’s & Don’ts when your child is anxious
Resources for Parents
Worries & Anxiety
Parents guide to supporting anxiety
Young People’s area
Child Bereavement UK
Fantastic source of resources around problematic eating and eating disorders for young people and parents / carers.
Supporting a young person with eating problems.
A guide for parents / carers supporting a young person with an eating disorder.
App for Mindfulness and Meditation. (Available on iOS, Android & Web)
Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.
Pack on building resilience
Resilience toolkit for young people.
Free crisis text service for anyone, anywhere
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
NSPCC – Keeping CHildren Safe
Hertfordshire Suicide Prevention Strategy 2020-2025
Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected. (Available on iOS and Android)
The Happify app is a way to make a game of all the positive psychology tricks you know might work, but make you feel kind of silly when you actually do them. You’ll start by taking a quick test that assesses the areas of happiness you should work on. Then, you’re presented with a few “tracks” that can help get you to your goals. (Available on iOS and Android)
Tips on surviving exams
5 steps to mental wellbeing
Papyrus: Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well-being in young people.
OLLIE -ONE LIFE LOST IS ENOUGH: A charity dedicated to delivering suicide awareness, intervention and prevention training by empowering professionals and young adults in their own communities to lead suicide prevention activities.
Drugs and Alcohol
Spectrum families and young people’s service – Hertfordshire or email
Herts@cgl.org.uk – https://www.changegrowlive.org/spectrum-fyp-hertfordshire/info
ADASH – ADOLESCENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICE HERTFORDSHIRE
ADOLESCENT AND FAMILIES DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICE FOR HERTFORDSHIRE
0300 123 6600 Frank offer a 24 hour confidential helpline for young people with questions or concerns about drugs and/or alcohol, or you can chat online with advisors daily from 2pm – 6pm
Drinkaware advice and support
Young Pride in Herts for young LGBT+ people. It is run by Services for Young People in collaboration with young LGBT+ people in the county and provides information and advice on a range of issues, including gender identity, coming out, taking care of your health and what to do if you are experiencing hate crime.
Services for Young People East Herts LGBT+ Project: The Services for Young People East Herts LGBT+ project is for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their sexuality or gender. Joining the group will allow you to meet other LGBT+ young people in a safe space. You’ll find the meetings informative and fun and the staff supportive to all who attend.
ForMe Childline: whilst a well-known children’s charity actually supports young people up to aged 19. ForMe is their own app where young people can get advice and support on a huge range of issues such as friendship, peer pressure and bullying. You can call a Childline counsellor or login to 1-2-1 chat. (Available on iOS) –
Zipit: If someone is sexually harassing you or asking you to send them naked selfies, the free Zipit app by Childline lets you respond with smart GIF put down. The app also contains tips on how to be safe during intimate chats and you can call Childline from within the app too. (Available on iOS and Android)
Bright Sky: A free app providing support and info for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. It features a unique UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services, so you can contact your nearest service by phone from the app, searching by area name, postcode or using your current location and a secure My Journal tool, where incidents of abuse can be logged in text, audio, video or photo form, without any of the content being saved on the device itself. (Available on iOS and Android)
Sexual health services
Sexual health services: If you are showing symptoms please contact
Sexual Health Hertfordshire on 0300 008 5522
Sexual health text service- please text your question to 07860 057369. You will get a reply within 3 hours during business hours or 24 hours outside business hours.
Healthy weight management program for children and their parents. BeeZee Bodies can be accessed by families who are looking for help and support with lifestyle changes. T: 01707 248648 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
a national charity that provides information, support and resources to children, young people and their families and health professionals on bladder and bowel problems.
Teens Unite is a support organisation for teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer although it offers support for 13 years to 24 years. At a time when a young person can feel very vulnerable, Teens Unite bring 13-24 year olds together. T: 01992 440091
Teens Unite – cancer support for young people from 13-24 years
The one stop shop for all you need to know about sleep.
The Sleep Hub
A guide for yound people with sleep problems
Sport and Exercise
Happy Holiday Activity Programme: Herts sports partnership run a programme of free sport camps during the school holidays. Book online.
Junior Park Run At Hartham Common every sunday at 9am.